ZMorf - Advanced Analysis Software Option

  • VISUALIZE & ANALYZE any type of surface
  • OVERLAY COLOR IMAGES on 3D topography
  • Extract & Analyze REGION OF INTEREST
  • CHARACTERIZE SURFACE TEXTURE in accordance with the latest standards and methods
  • 3D & 2D advanced surface texture analysis in accordance with ISO and ASME norms
  • CONTOUR analysis


Analyze Surface Geometry

ZMorf assures the fast and accurate analysis of surface geometry with tools for measuring:

  • Distances and angles
  • Areas of peaks & valleys
  • Step heights and coplanarity
  • Volumes of bumps and holes
  • The material/void volume ratio and thickness of up to three vertical slices of a surface

Extract and Analyze Region of Interest

ZMorf includes several methods for extracting regions of interest or sub-surfaces:

  • Extract a rectangular or non-rectangular zone
  • Remove a slice from a surface by thresholding
  • Automatically partition a surface into motifs (texture cells), extract a sub-surface and level it

Once a sub-surface or region of interest has been extracted it can be analyzed in exactly the same way as a full surface - parameters are calculated on the sub-surface only.

This makes it possible, for example, to study the roughness, flatness and coplanarity of planes on MEMS and mechanical and electronic components.

Characterize Surface Texture
in accordance with the latest standards and methods

From Gaussian to advanced ISO 16610 filtering techniques

The roughness and waviness components of surfaces are separated using the latest ISO 16610 advanced filtering techniques, including robust Gaussian and spline filters. Older filtering techniques are also supported.

From Ra to ISO 25178 3D parameters

ZMorf includes a basic set of ISO parameters:

  • 3D parameters defined in ISO 25178 including height (Sa, Sq, Ssk, Sku, Sz, etc.,) and functional (Smr, Smc, Sxp) parameters
  • ISO 4287 primary and roughness parameters (Ra, Rq, Rsk, Rmr, Rdc, Rdq, RPc, etc.

More parameters are available with optional modules.

The right standards, wherever you are

In addition to ISO parameters MountainsMap® Scanning Topography calculates ASME B46.1 2D and 3D parameters (USA), displays GB/T (China), DIN (Germany), JIS (Japan), NF (France), BSI (UK), UNE (Spain) and UNI (Italy) equivalents of ISO parameters when they are available, and calculates the older EUR 15178 3D parameters.

Functional analysis

Functional studies include:

  • Abbott-Firestone bearing ratio curve and depth distribution histogram
  • Subtraction of one surface from another (wear)


Grains and Particles Analysis

Automatically detect and count grains, particles, islands, bumps, holes and motifs (texture cells) using multiple methods:

  • 2D grains and particles with respect to selected horizontal plane – separate grains from the background by binarization – sort grains into subsets with respect to any parameter.
  • 3D grains (islands) with respect to a selected height.
  • Motifs in accordance with a configurable ISO 25178 segmentation by watersheds algorithm and Wolf pruning.

Calculate morphological parameters for individual grains, etc.

Generate statistics for all grains, etc. and subsets.

Calculate ISO 25178 features parameters (Spd, Spc, S5p, S5v, S10z, Sha, Sda, Shv, Sdv).

Special features for microlens arrays – display spherical caps, calculate spherical parameters.


Extract a vertical (x,z) or horizontal (x,y) contour (profile) from a surface.

Define nominal form using straightforward interactive tools to associate geometric elements with contours.

Calculate component dimensions (including distances, radii, diameters and angles) using autodimensioning and interactive tools.

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